The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Region's nickname aptly describes the two most prominent physical features of the eight-state area. The eastern portion is comprised of the Great Plains, primarily the short-grass prairies. To the west rise the Rocky Mountains, and parts of the inter-mountain west beyond the Continental Divide. The Regional Office, in Denver, administers federal fish and wildlife conservation activities in the eight states, through three "eco-regions" -- North and South Dakota; Montana and Wyoming; and Utah, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.
As the nation's principal conservation agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior has responsibility for most of our nationally owned public lands and natural resources. From its establishment in 1849, the Department has managed many varied programs including Indian Affairs, administering land grants, improving historic western emigrant routes, marking boundaries, and conducting research on geological resources.
Nebraska's state park system encompasses 87 areas across the state, with parklands to suit virtually every outdoor taste. Whether you're seeking the ultimate in modern conveniences in a picturesque outdoor setting or want to get back to nature amid the unspoiled beauty of the wilderness, you can find just the right locale from among Nebraska's exceptional state park areas.
The Nebraska Natural Resources Commission and the Department of Water Resources merged in July of 2000 to create the Department of Natural Resources.
ParkNet is your official gateway to the sites and services of the National Park Service. Check out our current features or use our "Visit Your Parks" guide to begin exploration of America national park system.
The Center's mission is to develop research information on the quantitative ecological requirements for sustainable wildlife populations, to design and conduct studies of numbers and distribution of flora and fauna including identification of change resulting from habitat loss and modification, and to disseminate the latest in technical information and research findings such that interested audiences benefit to the maximum extent possible.
The official web site for Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism. Please try out our searchable database to get detailed information about our state's attractions and events. Plus, find information about Nebraska's history, people, culture and natural resources.
Visitors to Alliance and Box Butte County are pleasantly surprised to find a variety of attractions and accommodations to aid in their trip to the community. With attractions to suit the history buffs, outdoorsmen, art lovers and families, Box Butte County offers tourists a complete vacation option. Alliance has nearly 300 hotel and motel rooms available for those who are planning a family get-away, a group getaway or a convention for 200.
Oshkosh is the county seat of Garden County and is surrounded by the Nebraska Sandhills on the north, wheat farms to the south, and corn, bean, and alfalfa production in the North Platte River Valley. The area is noted for its hunting, fishing and camping with Lake McConaughy, the North Platte River and Crescent Lake Wildlife Refuge in the adjacent area. The friendly, small town atmosphere makes Oshkosh an ideal place to live, to visit or for retirement.
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is an international non-profit wetlands, waterfowl, and wildlife conservation organization.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.
Together with communities, businesses and people like you, we preserve precious places around the world. Forever.
Published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission continuously since 1926, NEBRASKAland is dedicated to outstanding photography and engaging, informative writing about nature and outdoor recreation in Nebraska and the Great Plains.